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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Brand NEW Dr. Seuss Book: WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? #whatpet

A book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

It's like a dream come true for Dr. Seuss book lovers...

There is a NEVER BEFORE SEEN Dr. Seuss book just discovered and it was published on July 28, 2015!!!

WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? 


An original manuscript with accompanying sketches by Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, which was discovered in the La Jolla, California home of the late beloved children’s author will be published by Random House Children’s Books, was published on July 28, 2015.

A box filled with pages of text and sketches was found shortly after Ted’s death in 1991 when his widow Audrey Geisel was remodeling her home. At that time it was set aside with other of Ted’s materials. It was rediscovered in the fall of 2013 by Mrs. Geisel and Claudia Prescott—Ted Geisel’s longtime secretary and friend—when they were cleaning out his office space. They reviewed the materials, finding the full text and illustrations for WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? among other work.

At least two more books will be published from the materials discovered, with titles and publication dates to be announced.

The text and illustrations for WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? were found nearly complete. Geisel traditionally completed his black-and-white line art illustrations first, with color to be filled in later.


They believe that he wrote and illustrated What Pet Should I Get? somewhere between 1958 and 1962—as the brother and sister in the book are the same as those in his bestselling Beginner Book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish which was published in 1960.

WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? captures the excitement of a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and features the brother and sister characters that Dr. Seuss introduced in One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

DR. SEUSS'S WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? IS THE FASTEST-SELLING PICTURE BOOK
IN RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS HISTORY!!

In its first week on sale, which began on July 28, WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? sold 200,000 copies, making it the fastest-selling picture book in Random House Children's Books history, and across all picture-book titles this year, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, President & Publisher.

In celebration of the book's publication, Random House Children's Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises are pleased to announce a social media campaign that will support the work of the ASPCA(r) (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(r)) to help animals in need across the country.


Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) loved animals. His body of work-with 650 million copies of his books sold worldwide in 17 languages and 95 countries-is filled with creatures of all kinds (including one very special Cat), and he kept and cared for animals throughout his life. His first "pet" was a brown stuffed toy dog that he named Theophrastus and had for the rest of his life.

The social campaign on behalf of WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? celebrates Ted's love for animals, and calls for all pet owners nationwide to share a photo of their pets, tagging it with the #whatpet campaign hashtag. For every photo shared on Twitter or Instagram with #whatpet, Random House Children's Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises will donate one dollar to the ASPCA(r), up to the first 15,000 photos.

A landing page at www.WhatPet.com will aggregate all appropriate posts with the #whatpet hashtag from Twitter and Instagram.


My children LOVE this book and I love the rhymes, pictures, and characters in this book! It is definitely classic Dr. Seuss and it has instantly become my children's favorite book!

Buy It:

You can purchase WHAT PET SHOULD I GET? for $10.09 from Amazon.com

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* Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

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